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[[File:XY Kalos Diploma.png|thumb|right|A diploma given after finishing all three Kalos Pokédexes (Pokémon X and Y)]]
The '''Diploma''' (Japanese: '''しょうじょう''' ''honorable certificate'') is an item awarded in all of the main[[core handheldseries]] [[Pokémon games]] from [[Generation]]s {{Gen|I}} to {{Gen|VI}} for completing various modes of the [[Pokédex]]. It is obtained from [[Game Freak]]'s lead developer after the player has completed their Pokédex.
 
In Generation {{gen|I}} and {{gen|II}}, there is only one diploma in the game, awarded for completing the Pokédex. From [[Generation III]] onward, there is one diploma awarded for completing the [[regional Pokédex]] and a second for completing the [[National Pokédex]].
 
In {{g|X and Y}}, a total of five diplomas are awarded: one for capturing every Pokémon in each of the [[List of Pokémon by Kalos Pokédex number|Kalos Pokédexes]], one for obtaining all of those three diplomas, and one for completing the National Pokédex. These diplomas are different if the player completed their Pokédex only with {{DL|origin marking|blue pentagon}} Pokémon. In {{g|Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire}}, an additional Diploma can be received if the player shows the Game Freak lead developer a Pokémon that was originally caught in either {{game|Ruby and Sapphire|s}} or {{game|Emerald}}; unlike most diplomas, this one is customized according to the Pokémon shown to the developer, with its Generation III sprite appearing in the bottom-left corner.
In {{g|Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire}}, an additional Diploma can be received if the player shows the Game Freak lead developer a Pokémon that was originally caught in either {{game|Ruby and Sapphire|s}} or {{game|Emerald}}; unlike most diplomas, this one is customized according to the Pokémon shown to the developer, with its Generation III sprite appearing in the bottom-left corner.
 
In [[Generation {{Gen|VII}}]], no diplomasdiploma are awarded. Instead, stamps are given on the [[{{OBP|Trainer card (game)Card|Trainer card]]game}} to reward the player for completing the various regional Pokédexes. There is no reward for catching all 802the Pokémon in existence as of this generationGeneration, likely because the National Pokédex is not obtainable in thethese games.
 
==Obtaining==
===Location===
In all games in which [[Celadon Condominiums]] appears, the Game Freak lead developer is located in the Game Freak headquarters there. In {{4v|Black|White|2}}, he is located in the Game Freak building in [[Castelia City]]. In games in which a Game Freak building is not present, he is on vacation and found in some kind of temporary accommodation; in {{game2|Ruby|Sapphire|Emerald}} and {{g|Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire}}, he is on the top floor of [[Cove Lily Motel]] in [[Lilycove City]]; in {{game2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}, he is in the northwesternmostnorth-westernmost house in the [[Hotel Grand Lake]] at the [[Valor Lakefront]]; in {{g|X and Y}}, he is in the {{DL|Coumarine City|Hotel Coumarine}} in [[Coumarine City]].
 
===Pokédex completion===
For a Pokédex to be considered complete, the player must have owned all Pokémon in that Pokédex (except a select few Pokémon). In {{game2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}, to complete the [[List of Pokémon by Sinnoh Pokédex number|Sinnoh Pokédex]], the player only needs to seehave seen all the Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex, not own them.
 
[[Mythical Pokémon]] and {{p|Phione}} are not usually required to qualify for diplomas; however, in {{game|Platinum}} seeing {{p|Manaphy}} is required to obtain the Sinnoh Pokédex Diploma, and in {{g|Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire}} owning {{p|Deoxys}} is required to obtain the National Pokédex Diploma. In the Generation III games and {{game2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}, owning {{p|Ho-Oh}} and {{p|Lugia}} is not required to complete any Pokédex.
 
==Function==
The diploma is not an [[item]] as it is not added to the {{player}}'s inventory[[bag]]; to view it after obtaining it, the player must talk to said lead developer again. In {{game|Black and White|s}} and {{g|X and Y}}, the diploma is instead sent to the player's [[Player's house|bedroom]] for display. In {{g|Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire}}, the diploma can be hung on the wall of the player's [[Secret Base]].
 
In {{game|Yellow}}, {{3v2|Gold|Silver|Crystal}}, it is possible to print out a copy of the diploma using a [[Game Boy Printer]]. The printout displays additional graphics in the bottom half of the diploma which cannot be otherwise seen.
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